Monday, October 14, 2013

Of Blogging And Other Random Thoughts

Hello blog friends!  Just checking in, briefly, to say hello and that I'm still here, and just share some random thoughts.

I've been reading blog posts every now and then, but haven't taken the time to comment on many.  I've read where several are giving up blogging and it is very sad to know that we may not hear from them again.  I often think blog friends are just as important as real life friends.  I hope they reconsider or just take a long break like I'm doing.  We often feel...and I'm one of them...that we haven't any more to share or that our stories aren't that exciting or important, but friendships are formed and I hope those of you who feel the need to quit blogging reconsider how much we value those friendships.  And, I hope you realize that just reading about your ordinary, everyday lives helps us to get through ours.    

I'm still plodding along trying to get some of those things crossed off my to-do list.  I wish I could say that I'm near the end...I can't...because, gosh, I didn't realize how much slower I was getting.  Or is it that I'm easily distracted and am really just a procrastinator? 

I have had a lot on my mind lately.  Which leads me into the next paragraph.

I seldom say anything political, but I just can't help but say that I couldn't be more disgusted with the stupidity and lack of leadership in our government these days.  The contempt that some show for the people that they took an oath to serve is appalling.  I'm very worried about the direction our country is headed in.  It seems like we are on a roller coaster that is only going one way...down hill.  Fast.  I do trust in the Lord and know He holds the future, but I can't help but worry about how much so many may have to suffer over the foolishness of so few before it's all over. 

Now that I've gotten that off my chest...

I know that most everyone wants to read sweetness and light.  And, it's never my intention to stir the pot or hurt anyone's feelings.  But, this is the real world we're living in with real concerns and, boy, are they getting more plentiful every day!  I would be dishonest if I didn't say that I wasn't worried about our country's future.  I believe that it is in times like these that we need our friends, blogging or real, more than ever. 

I will continue to do what I can to get to the bottom of that to-do list.  I will continue to enjoy this beautiful fall season that I love so much.  I will continue to read your blog posts and know that many of you are living ordinary lives and doing the best you can during these turbulent times just like I am.  That is no small comfort, you know.  Thank you for sharing your ordinary, and not so ordinary, lives.   God bless you all!

Until next time...